Artist working from home? Creative on flexi-time? Too shy to sketch alone? Meet other artists for a mid-week sketch starting with a casual lunch, or have a doodle over cake and coffee (actually, most meets stretch across both :- ) Venue-based for comfort and sociability, but informal and inexpensive. We gather every week in various relaxed eateries and coffee shops, from the West End to Richmond, to draw our surroundings and chat through the afternoon. You're welcome to join us - just bring a small sketchbook and some food money.
Note - These are called sketchbook 'lunches' because it's only fair we put a little cash over the counter before hogging the tables for the afternoon. Soup or sandwiches are inexpensive if you don't want a full meal, but do order something before getting materials out, and keep kits neat. If using watercolours bring a container - no paint water in cafe cups and glasses please! Venues are usually delighted to have artists for the afternoon, and we want to be welcomed back. There's no charge from me, but I leave a tip in most venues as we're there for so long, so a contribution of 50p - £1 on the table is always welcome when you leave :-)
If sharing your cafe drawings on social media, you may want to use our hashtag #cafesketchers, and feel free to add your work to the Meetup page.